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Grace Edna (Frear) Montgomery (1884-1954)

FREAR, MONTGOMERY, CLOW, LESHER, FREDENBURG, FREDENBERG, DRAPER, TIMMONS

Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 9/12/2018 at 04:16:58

Grace Edna Frear, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frear, was
born May 13, 1884, and passed
Wednesday morning, Nov. 17, at
the home of her son and daughter-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Montgomery, of Astoria,
South Dakota, where she had
made her home. Her age was 70
years, six months and four days.

She spent her girlhood on her
father's farm, Plainview, south
of Sutherland, Iowa, in O'Brien
County. She attended high
school at Sutherland.

On March 1, 1905, she was
united in marriage
with Christopher C. Montgomery,
the wedding taking
place in her home.

To this union five children
were born: Edna of Cherokee.Ia.,
Inez, of Gary, S. Dak.; Clarence
of Astoria, S. Dak.; Ruth of Long
Beach, Calif.; and Dorothy of
Cherokee, Iowa.

Mrs. Montgomery spent most
of her life in the Sutherland and
Highland communities. She was
baptized and placed her membership
in the Beacon Bible
church at Larrabee, serving as
a teacher for the Adult Bible
class for five years. She was a
charter member of the church
and served as clerk until she
moved to Astoria, South Dakota,
with her son and his family.
There she became a member of
the Baptist church at White,
South Dakota, where she served
until her death.

She was preceded in death by
her parents, her husband, C. C.
Montgomery, who passed away
August 14,1949, a brother George
Frear, and a sister, Mrs. Clara
Traver.

Survivors include her son and
his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Montgomery of Astoria, S. Dak.;
daughters and sons-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Gilbert Clow of Cherokee;
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lesher,
of Gary, South Dakota; Mr and
Mrs. Wayne Fredenburg of Long
Beach, Calif.; and Mr. and Mrs.
Merlyn Draper of Cherokee; 14
grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. E.
J. Timmons of Cherokee; brothers,
Frank Frear of Alta and Will
Frear of Sioux City.

Sutherland (Iowa) Courier, 9 Dec 1954, p8


 

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